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curse the day they ever married Bob,
Frank, Jim, Dick or Harry, as the
case may be. Don't unduly criticize
the mayor. To be a better mayor
than his predecessors Mayor Thomp
son must- depart from accustomed
paths. He has a hara.xow to hoe,
therefore don't block, butT boost If
you can't be a bellwether, follow in
behind. Wait until the curtain comes
down, then judge him by the result of
his actions, but not now. P. M.
CAIN'S WEDDING. It has always
been a source of wonder to me to
what length our religious brothers
will go in their endeavor to prove
some of the rubbish we find in the
Several contributors to The Pub
lic Forum have attempted to solve
that old riddle, who was Cain's wife,
by claiming he married his sister. I
could give a dozen reasons why this
is absurd, but for the sake of brevity
I shall confine myself to but two.
It is common knowledge that a
union between relatives even as far
distant as first cousins causes imbe
cile offspring. There is no reason to
believe that nature was any different
in those days. How then could a
hardy race of people spring from the
union of brother and sister?
That this line of reasoning may be
a bit too up-to-date, my second shall
be a purely biblical reason. That the
law of Moses was supreme, even the
most radical will not deny. I shall
ask these writers to read the 18th
and 20th chapters of Levitisus and
the third book of Moses. Let me
quote the 17th verse, 20th chapter:
"And if a man shall take his sis
ter, his father's daughter, and see
her nakedness, and she his naked
ness, it is a wicked thing and they
shall be cut off in the sight of their
people; he hath uncovered his sis
ter's nakedness; he shall bear his in
iquity." How came they to make this law if
the union of Cain and his sister pro
duced such sturdy specimens of hu
manity as their sons and grandsons
must have been? Edw. Freeman.
REVEREND AND W. J. In God
we trust; all others pay cash.
The Billies are coming to our city
soon to warn us that we had better
look out for the devil. The will also
preach to us to be good and go to
church or if we don't we will sin. Of
the people who will hear them no W
doubt some will think that is true.
I wonder if either one of the Billies
will look at the garment workers'
strike where thousands of people are
fighting the employers, the police
force and private detecive agencies,
who are working together to defeat
them. They are not being given any
aid from our preachers and ministers
who claim they represent heaven. I
also will think it is a matter of dol
lars and cents with both Billies. One .
claims $12,000 a year isn't enough to
live on. The other is from Missouri.
"Show me" is his slogan before he
starts a campaign. Until either one
of these Billies comes to the aid of
the sweatshop or underpaid employes fc
who suffer in hell here they will not
be looked upon as angels from heav-'
en. Anna Bessman, 836 S. Marsh-'
WHO, INDEED! As one of the
citizens of the city of Chicago who
pay for police protection. I would like
to know whom these policemen dor
really protect In my opinion they
protect those from whom the average ,!
citizens should be protected, namely,1'
pickpockets and the like. This was -well
illustrated to me in an incident'
I witnessed on the corner of Hal-5'
sted and 12th sts. one morning not
long ago. Pickpockets had worked'-
a street car and nof a policeman iri' '
sight to do any service. Where were " .
the policemen that are supposed to"F
give this service? I'll tell you. They"1
were hanging around the strike-"
bound houses to protect the manu-'
facturers and their hired sluggers. " '
Where is Chief of Police Healey'ff'i